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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 8, 2013 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pigpen

I didn't mean that under my thumb reference in relation to Jagger,I meant it attitudinal way,it was a very poorly constructed and confusing sentence in hindsight.I couldn't express how little respect I have for Jagger as a person.

It doesn't seem like I clearly expressed what it is about Pigpen I find distasteful,I get the wide view on his view raps in that were playful and not meant in any way to be harmful or mean spirited,and I'm not sitting back analyzing every word and taking him overly seriously,but the undercurrent of what he is preaching comes from an ugly and unwelcome past.

I personally am not willing to give the guys a pass for being sexist douche bags because they were rock stars or products of their times,they seemed to have figured out that racism wasn't proper behavior and that was certainly prevalent in the same timespan and I'm pretty sure there was a women's movement pushing an agenda that the way they were being treated was unacceptable and shameful that the boys might have caught wind of.Again this was the late 60's-early 70's not 1962.It's sort of like now where it's still kind of okay to shit on women,gay and Jewish people to a certain extent,but not being any of those there are more credible people to speak to it than me.